Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sony PlayStation Network Restart in Japan Blocked By Government

Logo of the PlayStation NetworkSony will not be allowed to restart its halted online game services in Japan until it provides further information on what measures it has taken since an earlier hacking incident, a Japanese regulatory official said Sunday.

A Japanese government official said the country has not yet allowed Sony to launch PlayStation Network within its borders because of concerns over the security of the service.

"We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them," Kazushige Nobutani, director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, told Dow Jones Newswires.

He listed two areas where it requires further explanation before approval will be given following the incidents regarding its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment videogame services.

"The first is preventative measures. As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference," he said, adding that he could not provide details on the outstanding issues for security reasons.

The second was in how Sony hoped to regain consumer confidence over personal data such as credit card information.

Sony began a limited and phased restoration of the services Saturday, bringing the company a step closer to normalcy following an attack on its systems that compromised personal information for more than 100 million user accounts last month. It said that it would begin bringing its PlayStation Network back online in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

36 commentaires:

Wazabiii said...

Maybe a bit harsh, considering the fact that I was finally able to play online after over a month of waiting over here in Europe...

CounterCulture said...

Dang, it makes you wonder exactly how insecure the psn was.

the thumbsucker said...

Nice blog!

fit4life said...

goof for japan, sony doesnt need to start up again before their software is fixed and upgraded

Unityx said...

Playstation was really insecure. :/

VegaX said...

sounds hard poor japanese

Nom de Plume said...

lol, first the tsunami/'quake and now this. Can it get any worse for those guys?

Blogging Skater said...

i feel bad for the Japanese gamers

JCF said...

haha all the Japan Gamers must go crazy

kxxthanxx said...

more drama

Athanasian Echo said...

Wow, that's kind of unexpected for the Japanese government.

Chris Volta said...

didn't they like... make it

emosniper said...

Finally how long was it down for?

Alixander said...

Oh Japan, you so picky. I can see what they're going for though. I'd probably like to know what did this before bringing it back.

Nutty C said...

HAHA PSN what a joke.

Xenototh said...

Wow, a government that actually wants the business to be accountable and provide something concrete? Can we get them to govern us in the USA?

supertwiks said...

i cant believe how they care about that after a nuclear meltdown nearly rayed most of the inhabitants of tokio

Reilly said...

PS3 HAZ NO NETWORK( AND GAMES)

Jay Reid said...

Wow, chill out Xbox fags... You can really tell who the fanboys are.

Gambling Degenerate said...

wow thats nonsense!

Alpha said...

Ha! The suckage continues for Sony.

Kamatacci said...

Wow they are serious. Good thing I can finally play Brink online

Chloroform said...

Is there never an end to this?

WanderingWriter said...

That's probably a good call. I know the gamers are pissed, though.

baka1236 said...

poor japan. for gamers this must be worse than godzilla attacking tokyo

Kris159 said...

Well someone who hack PSN must be very happy

SNS said...

Ahah, i can't imagine the face of the shareholders :D

R. Mot said...

The Japanese govt. wants to make sure Sony isn't going to make the same mistakes.

Dola said...

ouch that sux for them

baka1236 said...

japan bro's, give the gamers their medicine

Doro said...

Sorry Sony, you are just screw up!

Da2Shae said...

Ugh Japan, its not that serious...

baka1236 said...

does anyone know if they got it back?

wellpickedbooger said...

Wow, Sony being blocked in its native country... pretty harsh.

Gheko said...

Japan just wants more free stuff from Sony!

ThirtySeven said...

Haha. That's funny. "We know you're busy, but.. you're not allowed to do that..."

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